Sniff, Sniff . . . What's He Eating?
Okay, so I'm watching television the other night (I think it was that "American Idol" telethon, so forgive me) and an ad flashes on the screen for Wendy's. I usually grab the remote at the first sign of an advertisement, but this one featured some dude sitting an airplane, with a voice-over bemoaning the fact that he's stuck in the middle seat.
First, I can't do middle seats. I blame my long legs, but it's also because I don't like rubbing elbows with two strangers. One stranger, okay. But two? Ack.
Second, since the ad was for fast food, the guy was eating a greasy, nasty-looking, bacon'd burger. He ends up sitting between two beautiful women AND getting to eat his burger, so he was happy at takeoff. But it occurred to me that this was a clever way for a restaurant chain to tweak the airlines' cheapo no-food-served-unless-you-pony-up-$5-for-a-lousy-sandwich policies.
But it also made me recoil in horror. What must that plane have smelled like? I've been on more than my fair share of aircraft that smell like a food court. I'm a big fan of enchiladas, but not so much when someone is slurping one down next to me on a 737. Yes, I know: We wouldn't have to bring chicken with cashews, pepperoni pizza and fat-laden burgers with onions on board if the airlines still fed us. But I just wish more people would either eat before they got on a plane -- or lugged on board non-toxic items like bagels and peanut butter sandwiches.
(And just for kicks, check out Airlinemeals.net, which features thousands of photos of real airline food. Mmmm, mmm, blech.)
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